Like many people, with the dawning of this past new year I made a resolution to myself. Mine was to consciously start eating healthier and exercising more with the aim of losing some weight.
How is that all going for me? Well it went well for a couple of weeks. Then with the long, dark, dog days of winter, I started slipping. I know I need to get back on track and I am determined to do just that.
I have thought a lot about what I need to do to achieve my goal and I have come up with three things:
- Walk or exercise forty-five minutes to an hour at least three to four times a week. Try to get my 10,000 steps in on most days.
- Get in to a healthier eating regimen. For me, that is mostly staying away from sweets; they are my nemesis. The other is portion control. Other than those two thing, I eat a relatively healthy diet.
- The last, but definitely not the least, is drink more water.
I have never been a water drinker. You will never see me carrying a bottle of water. I know an adequate water intake is key to overall health and that it also aids in weight loss. But I have never been a water drinker. This may sound a bit strange, but I just don’t like the taste or feel of drinking water…it almost makes me feel a bit ill.
I am happy to say I have discovered an enjoyable way to consume my eight glasses of water per day! It is with my new SodaStream. I can now make my own sparkling water, which I have discovered I love!
The SodaStream is simple to use and you can concoct all types of fancy drinks or just take water from your tap and turn it into what is basically, a free bottle of refreshing, sparkling water.
Have a look at how easy it is to make ordinary tap water exciting, and to me, much more palatable.
In this video, Registered Dietitian, Hélène Charlebois shares her hydration tips and why an adequate water intake is so important.
Now that I have found a enjoyable way to drink my eight glasses of water a day, combined with moderate exercise and nutritious food, I feel confident that I can achieve my New Year resolution to start leading a healthier life!
I would love for you to join us for the #SodaStreamChallenge Twitter Party. There will be lots of information shared on achieving a healthier lifestyle, plus you may just win your own SodaStream!
There is no RSVP, all you need to do is join us the night of the party, follow the hosts and special guest and tweet using the hashtag #SodaStreamChallenge.Date: Wednesday March 11, 2015
Time: 9:00pm EST
Hosts: @SodaStream_CA and @ShesConnected
Special Guest: @helenecharleb Helene Charlebois, Registered Dietitian and Brand Ambassador for SodaStream.
Prizing: Ten (10) SodaStream Play Sparking Water Makers. (AVR $99. each) Eligibility: Anyone is welcome to join the party, but you must be a resident of Canada to win a prize.
There is a TWUBs page setup for the party, this makes it easy for you to follow along.
You can visit this link to learn more about SodaStream.
Hope to see you at the party!